First Time Hair Colour? What You Need To Know

First Time Hair Colour Clients – Questions Answered by Junior Green Hair Salon in Kensington

Are you looking for a hair colour transformation but you’ve never had your hair coloured before? We understand it can be daunting when considering colouring your afro or multi textured hair, especially for the first time, so the experts at Junior Green Hair Salon in Kensington have tried to answer the common hair colour questions we get asked all the time…

A Skin Test Is Essential Before You Have Your Hair Coloured For The First Time

At Junior Green Hair Salon in Kensington we only offer hair colouring services to men and women who are over the age of 16. We require that you have a skin allergy test no less than 48 hours before your hair colour appointment, it only takes a few seconds and can be done at your consultation. 

Which Shade Should I Choose For My First Hair Colour? 

There are many reasons why people decide to colour their hair, whether you’re bored with your natural hair colour, want to cover grey hairs or want a fashionable hair transformation. The colour you choose depends entirely on what your reasons are, and what effect you want to achieve. We would recommend that you book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation with us by calling us on 0207 752 0620.

Sunkissed, Natural Looking Hair Colour With Balayage

If you want a natural-looking hair colour, you should ask your Junior Green colour expert for a balayage colouring service. Balayage is a hand painted technique designed to make hair look sun kissed – your roots are “stretched” out, with a gradually brighter colour towards the ends. 

To achieve the lighter look that you want, it may take two or more hair colour appointments. This is because we will need to pre-lighten your hair before applying your desired lighter shade, and we would not want to go too quickly and compromise the health of your hair. 

Bright Fashion Hair Colours

More black women, and increasingly men, are deciding to make a statement with fashionably bright colours on their hair. Multi-coloured shades including bright blues, minty greens and bubblegum pinks are hugely popular at the minute and are very flattering to most skin tones! Your hair will need to be lightened before we can put most of these colours on, so speak to your Junior Green colour expert about a protective treatment for your freshly coloured hair. 

Caring For Your Freshly Coloured Hair 

Afro hair types are usually dark in colour and hold a lot of warm pigments, which are then exposed when hair is lightened. This could lead to orange tones, so we would recommend the use of a toner during your salon visit to counteract any warmer tones. Speak to your Junior Green colourist about the products and treatments you can use at home to keep the warm tones at bay between salon visits.

Your hair may feel dry after lightening as the cuticle has been opened during the colouring process. We would recommend a professional sulphate-free conditioning treatment, masks and oils to keep your hair looking & feeling healthy. Make sure you really massage these into the cuticles to ensure they take in the moisture. 

Book Your First Hair Colour Appointment at Junior Green Hair Salon in Kensington

Book in for your beautiful hair colour transformation now at our Kensington afro hair salon by calling 0207 752 0620.